Plenary - 4

Tuesday November 27, 2018 from 13:40 to 15:45

Room: Salle de Bal de Montréal

PL-4.3 Practical approach to the pediatric asthma guidelines: What’s new?

Christine McCusker, Canada

Associate professor
Pediatrics
Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Center

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Asthma affects up to 20% of the population.  In children there are uique challenges with repect to diagnosis and management.  Severela differrent "endotypes" have been described.  Understanding the subtle differences in the endotype is important to the right choice for management.  Prognosis and even prevention is sometimes possible with good management plans.  We will discuss pediatric asthma diagnosis and managemnt hguidleines for 2018 with a view to the novel therapies on the horizon.  

Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe pediatric asthma endotypes
  • Understand important elements of new CTS and CPS guidelines for asthma management
  • Understand new therapies now available and those coming in the near future for pediatric asthma

Presentations by Christine McCusker

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